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Will the thumb drive be enough to sent Trump to jail? Huge news today about uploading docs to laptop (Original Post) Samrob Feb 2023 OP
Not a chance!! demosincebirth Feb 2023 #1
Hair furhair will be not be sent to a Federal prison... Justice matters. Feb 2023 #2
According to this article: Ocelot II Feb 2023 #3
They're shooting for deniability moniss Feb 2023 #6
I'm guessing they've scanned almost all the documents FakeNoose Feb 2023 #8
Thumbs up Blue Owl Feb 2023 #4
Nah. onecaliberal Feb 2023 #5
I'm sure Jack Smith will dig into this. triron Feb 2023 #7
No and I have no confidence he ever will for any of his crimes nt doc03 Feb 2023 #9

Ocelot II

(114,577 posts)
3. According to this article:
Fri Feb 10, 2023, 09:15 PM
Feb 2023
The Trump attorneys discovered the documents with classified markings in December, while searching through boxes at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence. The lawyers subsequently handed them over to the Justice Department.

A Trump aide had previously copied those same documents onto a thumb drive and laptop, not realizing they were classified. The laptop, which belonged to an aide, who works for Save America PAC, and the thumb drive were also given to investigators in January.

So it would depend on why the aide copied the documents. Did TFG tell him to do it?


(3,696 posts)
6. They're shooting for deniability
Fri Feb 10, 2023, 09:36 PM
Feb 2023

of intent at each level. Now the aide can claim lack of intent because he didn't know they were classified. The Orange Ruski has already laid out his claim of ability to declassify "on the spot and just doing so in his mind" so he can claim (laughingly) lack of intent. Remember also that he didn't want a real transition team for himself or to let the Biden team have access in the WH.

A big thank you to the ones giving me hearts.


(32,076 posts)
8. I'm guessing they've scanned almost all the documents
Fri Feb 10, 2023, 10:30 PM
Feb 2023

Whatever documents the feds took back doesn't matter because he can make new copies anytime he wants. He can also send thumb drives out to his buddies anywhere in the world. The documents he took from the Oval Office are already a couple years old. The older they get, the less they're worth.

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